U.S. Military Deaths in War With Iraq -- 2003

The following are the U.S. personnel who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. All dates reflect when the incidents occurred local time. The lists are compiled from information reported by the Defense Department after notification of family.

December 30, 2003

Spc. Justin W. Pollard, 21, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq. Pollard died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

December 28, 2003

Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, 24, of Laguna Vista, Texas, was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Cuervo was on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

Sgt. Curt E. Jordan Jr., 25, of Green Acres, Wash., died near Bayji, Iraq. Jordan died of non-combat injuries.

Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco, 28, of Texas, was killed in Qaryat Ash Shababi, Iraq. Blanco was conducting a support mission when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.

December 26, 2003

Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter, 28, of Tinley Park, Ill., was killed in Baqubah, Iraq. Sutter was attempting to render safe an improved explosive device when it detonated.

Spc. Charles G. Haight, 23, of Jacksonville, Ala., was killed in Iraq while riding in a convoy vehicle which struck an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis, 18, of San Jose, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq. Mihalakis died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat vehicle accident at the Baghdad International Airport.

December 25, 2003

Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen, 42, of Atlantic Mine, Mich., was killed in Baquba, Iraq, when his living area came under mortar attack.

Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer, 43, of Gwinn, Mich., was killed in Baquba, Iraq, when his living area came under mortar attack.

December 24, 2003

Maj. Christopher J. Splinter, 43, of Platteville, Wis., was killed when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Highway One near Samarra, Iraq.

Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer, 26, of South Dakota, was killed when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Highway One near Samarra, Iraq.

Sgt. Benjamin W. Biskie, 27, of Vermilion, Ohio, was killed when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Highway One near Samarra, Iraq.

Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke, 43, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Cooke was in a convoy vehicle that struck an improvised explosive device.

Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski, 24, of Monument, Colo., died on Dec. 24, 2003, in Kirkuk, Iraq. Yashinski died of injuries sustained while running a communication wire.

December 22, 2003

1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, 27, U.S. Army Reserve, of Bigfork, Mont., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy.

Pfc. Stuart W. Moore, 21, of Livingston, Texas, was killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy.

December 19, 2003

Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr., 43, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed in Balad, Iraq. Bush was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

December 18, 2003

Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, 24, of Pittsfield, Mass., died in Baghdad, Iraq. Allison died during physical training.

December 17, 2003

Spc. Christopher J. Holland, 26, of Brunswick, Ga., was killed in Baghdad, Iraq. Holland was part of a dismounted patrol when his unit was ambushed with small arms fire. He died as a result of his injuries.

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